Philip Seymour Hoffman pulled a shocker this week when it emerged that not only had he just completed a 10-day stay at a detox facility on America's east coast, but he did so after relapsing into his heroin addiction. The Oscar-winning star had spend over two decades clean before his relapse, but claims to have been fully cleansed of his demons.

The Capote-actor alerted TMZ about his stint in rehab once he had finished and was already in Europe on filming duties. He told the website that he began using drugs again around a year ago, starting off by popping prescription pills before his habit escalated and he began snorting heroin. He added that the heroin use only lasted about a week, before he decided to check himself into a detox facility and take control of his problems once again. The actor previously had a major problem with drugs in the late-eighties/early-nineties, but managed to kick the habit 23 years ago.

He went on to say that he remained in the clinic for only 10 days, by which time he felt clean enough to leave the facility and resume his filming duties across the Atlantic. He went on to thank "a great group of friends and family" for helping him seek-out the treatment in the first place and for sticking by him throughout. The Oscar-winner is a father to three children with his wife, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell.

Following his speedy recovery, Hoffman has a few films to finish off in the meantime, with the actor taking on the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and will also be seen in the political thriller A Most Wanted Man later this year.

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